Unlike other 12-year-olds, Kourosh Mozouni wants to become the next president of Iran and the youngster has already laid out his political agenda with a proposal to move Israelis to Hawaii and a bid to raise men's wages so that mothers do not have to work.
Mozouni, who is in the running against 170 people – including 11 women, said if elected he would ban computer games and pass a law allowing women to have jobs on the condition that they have children no younger than five.
Mozouni also said he would negotiate with United States President Barack Obama "to buy Hawaii Islands and moves Israelis there so that Palestinians can live peacefully on their lands," official news agency Press TV quoted him as saying.
"Mothers, children and young adults will vote for me," Mozouni confidently told reporters at the Interior Ministry's election headquarters. The interior ministry has already rejected the 12-year-olds bid.
With Iran at loggerheads with the West over its nuclear program, reporters asked the young hopeful if he knew what yellow cake – a substance used for nuclear fuel – was and he replied that a "president does not have to know everything."
"You all have refrigerators at home but do you know the different parts of it? All Iranians believe nuclear energy to be their legitimate right, but this does not mean that they should know everything about it," the 12-year-old was quoted by the official news agency as saying.
Mozouni also said if elected he would seek to stop the killing of the world's oppressed children, including Gazans.
Last week, a former head of the elite Revolutionary Guards became one of the most prominent figure to register as a candidate in Iran's June presidential election a few hours before incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, registered.
Candidates will be vetted by the Guardian Council, which has strict moral and other criteria, requiring them to be established statesmen. In the last vote in 2005, only about 10 were cleared.